May 27, 2021 2 min read

Over the last few weeks (6 to be exact) my studio workspace was remodeled! What started as a dark backyard garage is now a beautiful light and bright 200 square foot workspace with high ceilings and exposed beams. It needed to be fully gutted to update the electrical and add insulation. I'll share before and after photos of the process below. Links to items used can be found at the bottom of this post. 

sewing studio garage conversion

the space before we did anything. it was dark and had no windows.
the front of the garage had doors, but they were rotting and didn't open.

doors came off! these will be replaced with french doors.

side door that will soon be a window instead.

window frame sketch

demolition begins! can't go back now...

discovered we had beautiful 10 inch doug fir beams in the ceiling

so we decided to switch gears and keep them exposed. sanding them...

sealing them...the beams added so much work but it was absolutely worth it. 

a lip was created next to each beam so insulation & drywall could attach

once the drywall goes up things start to take shape!

that big window was a great idea

let the painting begin! i will not lie, this felt like it took an eternity with all the taping

i dreamt about how these lights would look so for long, they did not disappoint

final step was painting the concrete floors

what a satisfying feeling to finally move in! 

organization and creating "nooks" is my key to working in a small space

dreams come true! i had always wanted a hammock. here it is...

the warm afternoon light in here makes it all so worth it. grateful.

rice paper lanterns are from ikea
woven baskets are from amsha studio
metal wall art is from electric sun creatives
product shelving is the kallax series from ikea
hammock was bought on a trip to puerto vallarta mexico
insulation on walls and ceilings is rockwall insulation
doors and windows are from milguard
wall paint is swiss coffee from benjamin moore
ceiling beams are sealed with clear minwax polyurethane
white floor paint is seal-krete epoxy (make sure you have it tinted)

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